News articles about Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Entegris earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.4703654007814 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of analysts have issued reports on ENTG shares. Loop Capital lifted their price target on shares of Entegris from $35.00 to $40.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Entegris from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Dougherty & Co lifted their price target on shares of Entegris from $33.00 to $36.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Entegris from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Finally, Citigroup lifted their price target on shares of Entegris from $29.00 to $34.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.55.

Shares of Entegris (NASDAQ ENTG) opened at $32.45 on Friday. Entegris has a fifty-two week low of $18.05 and a fifty-two week high of $33.95. The company has a quick ratio of 2.43, a current ratio of 3.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. The firm has a market cap of $4,590.00, a PE ratio of 33.45, a PEG ratio of 1.84 and a beta of 1.52.

Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The semiconductor company reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.06. Entegris had a net margin of 10.73% and a return on equity of 18.82%. The firm had revenue of $345.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $334.30 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.24 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 16.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Entegris will post 1.39 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director Paul L. H. Olson sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.21, for a total value of $90,630.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 45,364 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,370,446.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, COO Todd James Edlund sold 5,954 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.32, for a total transaction of $192,433.28. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 143,774 shares in the company, valued at $4,646,775.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 21,296 shares of company stock worth $666,592. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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About Entegris

Entegris, Inc is a global developer, manufacturer and supplier of microcontamination control products, specialty chemicals and materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries. The Company operates in three business segments: Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM), Advanced Materials Handling (AMH) and Microcontamination Control (MC).

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